Definition of Iron horse

1. Noun. (c. 1840) an early term for a locomotive.




Definition of Iron horse

1. Noun. (transport) A steam railroad locomotive. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iron Horse

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iron hand
iron heel
iron horse (current term)
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Literary usage of Iron horse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"living horses, the iron horse at least has made its w jy: ar.d by a bridge, two miles in length, Venice is now connected with the outer world by rail. ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1846 The iron horse (the steam-car) with the wings of the wind, his nostrils ... 1 48 It remained for practical men to harness the iron horse to the car, ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"For, to a city where there are no living horses, the iron horse at least has made its way; and by a bridge, two miles in length, Venice is now connected ..."

4. Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with His by George Catlin (1848)
"Indians on the housetops—-Great alarm—Curious excitement—People proposing to "take them" with ropes—Railway to London—The " Iron- horse"—" The Iron-horse ..."

5. Chicago and Its Suburbs by Everett Chamberlin (1874)
"BURDEN OF THE iron horse. What Her Various Railways Bring to Chicago — Fourteen Hours Transport the Southern Esculent from the Gardens of " Egypt" to the ..."

6. School Reading by Grades: First[-eighth] Year by James Baldwin (1897)
"THE iron horse. See him as he stands on the track, ready to begin the race! Did any war horse ever look prouder, . c ^3»-i stand firmer, brace himself so ..."

7. The New England Gazetteer: Containing Descriptions of the States, Counties by John Hayward (1857)
"... it would not surprise the natives if the " iron horse " should soon take a trip this way, to assist them in their laudable pursuits. INDIAN RIVERS, VT. ..."

8. The Railway Conquest of the World by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot (1911)
"CHAPTER XIV THE iron horse IN AUSTRALASIA I PROBABLY owing to its somewhat remote geographical situation in relation to the busy centres of the northern ..."

9. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"living horses, the iron horse at least has made its w jy: ar.d by a bridge, two miles in length, Venice is now connected with the outer world by rail. ..."

10. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1846 The iron horse (the steam-car) with the wings of the wind, his nostrils ... 1 48 It remained for practical men to harness the iron horse to the car, ..."

11. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"For, to a city where there are no living horses, the iron horse at least has made its way; and by a bridge, two miles in length, Venice is now connected ..."

12. Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with His by George Catlin (1848)
"Indians on the housetops—-Great alarm—Curious excitement—People proposing to "take them" with ropes—Railway to London—The " Iron- horse"—" The Iron-horse ..."

13. Chicago and Its Suburbs by Everett Chamberlin (1874)
"BURDEN OF THE iron horse. What Her Various Railways Bring to Chicago — Fourteen Hours Transport the Southern Esculent from the Gardens of " Egypt" to the ..."

14. School Reading by Grades: First[-eighth] Year by James Baldwin (1897)
"THE iron horse. See him as he stands on the track, ready to begin the race! Did any war horse ever look prouder, . c ^3»-i stand firmer, brace himself so ..."

15. The New England Gazetteer: Containing Descriptions of the States, Counties by John Hayward (1857)
"... it would not surprise the natives if the " iron horse " should soon take a trip this way, to assist them in their laudable pursuits. INDIAN RIVERS, VT. ..."

16. The Railway Conquest of the World by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot (1911)
"CHAPTER XIV THE iron horse IN AUSTRALASIA I PROBABLY owing to its somewhat remote geographical situation in relation to the busy centres of the northern ..."

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